This minor is designed to introduce students in a systematic way to the American systems of civil and criminal justice, to provide an introduction to law and the legal system for students who are considering careers in law or criminal justice, and to provide an opportunity for students to undertake advanced law-related courses, grounded in a basic understanding of law and the criminal justice system.
Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved:
The minor introduces students to legal reasoning, to case analysis, and to legal terms and citations as well as theoretical matters. Aside from an understanding of the nature of the legal process, the minor seeks to develop each student s capabilities for critical thinking and systematic analysis.
This minor is not approved for students majoring in political science or criminal justice.
Structure of the Minor:
1. Required Courses
CRMJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
PSCI 361 Law and Legal Process
PSCI 462 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
2. Electives (choose two)
PSCI 331 International Law
PSCI 392 Political Theory
PSCI 402 Politics of Bureaucracy
PSCI 461 Issues in Contemporary Constitutional Law
PSCI 463 Topics in Law and Legal Studies
PSCI 370 Police Systems and Practices
PSCI 499 Internship
CRMJ 202 Criminology
CRMJ 371 Criminal Law
CRMJ 373 Criminal Evidence
SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology
ENGL 411 Writing in the Profession
Total Credit Hours Required – 15, of which 3 must be completed at The Citadel.